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Old 02-10-2014, 08:23 AM   #1
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Hey All -

Just curious what everyone's experience is with adding the dealer "protection package". On our new RV, the dealer is offering both the internal fabric protection, as well as the exterior paint protection packages, all for the low
() cost of $1499. I did this on our first RV, but I'm not sure I ever saw any of the benefits.

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Old 02-10-2014, 09:21 AM   #2
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$1500 will pay for a lot of repairs, after the warranty has run out of course. The dealer I used pushed about the same package for about the same price. I said NO. It was for 5 years but the coverage started and overlapped the factory warranty. So really for 4 years.
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Just to clarify, I'm speaking of the fabric and paint protection, not the extended warranty. I fully intend on buying the extended warranty, but just wondering about the paint and fabric protection.
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You didn't state how long that protection plan was for. Myself I didn't, and wouldn't do it. Things are going to age, wear, fray and fade. Including the shine and thrill of a new RV. How big your family is and how much you use the camper, and how fussy you will be protecting it from the normal every day wear and tear should enter into your decision also. I don't want to dampen your enjoyment of getting and owning a new RV, just telling you how I perceive it.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:37 AM   #5
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My first question to you is do you have young children, and will you let them eat, jump, and wrestle on the furniture ???

As far as the paint is concerned, as long as you wax it, ain't much more you can do to help that. IMHO
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You could buy Scotch Guard at any store and do it yourself for a fraction of what the dealer wants. As far as the outside protection, I use Rejex, a polymer sealant the has uv protection and resists bugs from sticking to it. You can do that yourself also, and remember, you don't have to do the Rv in one day. Spread it out over a few days.
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I bought the "extended" warranty for that price. Supposedly good for seven years. I think that would be excessive to pay that for both a "protection" and again for a "extended" warranty. Some will say the same for just the extended warranty.
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Just to clarify, I'm speaking of the fabric and paint protection, not the extended warranty. I fully intend on buying the extended warranty, but just wondering about the paint and fabric protection.
Look closely at the extended warranty. I don't think it's worth it. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:41 PM   #9
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I am trying to decide the same things on our new unit.
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The big question is what is normal wear and tear. I see a lot of stuff will be denied.
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